Good Food's Chocolate Chip Shortbread Biscuits

Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding. 

Just thought I'd share with you that I made these yesterday... just look at them. So chocolatey, buttery and all the things you'd expect from chocolate shortbread. I basically followed the shortbread recipe from the Good Food website, but used a mixture of white and milk chocolate chips (50g of each) and didn't bother chilling the mixture before I baked it. I was too impatient. But it doesn't matter, they are really good. (They'd probably look a lot better if you did chill the dough but there you go - it didn't bother me in the midst of a chocolate biscuit emergency...)

These biscuits are right little winners for lunchbox treats, or for baking a quick batch if your little ones are having friends for tea - or obviously they're perfect for adults too. And they are made with only a few basic ingredients: flour, butter, sugar, cocoa powder and choc chips. If you're working from a more frugal range of ingredients you could always do away with the choc chips if you had to - but use a decent cocoa powder (I use Bourneville) to get that rich, heady chocolate taste.

And they were ready in minutes. From the butter hitting the mixing bowl to the biscuits being hoiked off the baking tray I think took 15 minutes in total.

Love them. Keeping this one up my sleeve for future chocolate biscuit emergencies, that's for sure...

Have you made these? What's the easiest biscuit recipe you have up your sleeve for emergencies?